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Adam Sandler's Western Comedy 'Ridiculous Six' is Pushing Daisies

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October 10, 2014
Source: THR

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Nearly two years ago, we heard about a project developing at Warner Bros. Pictures called The Ridiculous Six, a western comedy that Adam Sandler was going to co-write and produce with longtime collaborator Tim Herlihy (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy). However, due to the underperforming of Blended at the box office, and the flop of A Million Ways to Die in the West, the studio has decided to pull the plug on the project. THR also says that a budget hadn't been agreed upon between Happy Madison Productions and the studio, so that was another hurdle holding the project back. But is the project dead?

You might remember that Adam Sandler just made a surprise announcement of a deal with Netflix that will see him starring in and producing four original films that will premiere and stream exclusively on Netflix in the coming years. There's a good chance that The Ridiculous Six could end up being one of those project if none of the studios want to touch it. The film has had a struggle to get made though, having originally been set up at Sony Pictures before it went into turnaround and got picked up by Warner Bros. in 2012. Even Paramount Pictures passed on the film before. It seems like both audiences and studios are getting wise to Sandler's lazy and tiresome comedy shenanigans. What do you think?

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  • OfficialJab
    I liked Million Ways, shame it didn't do well. It'll get a bluray sale from me. I don't know if I'm ever watching another Sandler film, Netflix or not.
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    Canceling a Adam Sandler movie is only good news in my book.
    • shane willett
      He should just give his money away to other comedians so they can make good movies , like he did for Grandmas Boy... movie is better than most of all his movies - except for Waterboy and Happy Gilmore
  • DavideCoppola
    Why does everyone keep trying the Western comedy thing? It's though to succeed financially or critically. It just doesn't make any sense.. Especially for someone who's in a low point of their career like Adam Sandler.
    • shane willett
      Even Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles wasn't that great when compared to all his other comedies - the Wild West doesn't make for good subject matter for comedies - just like the World War 2 Holocaust -- and the Civil War - Great Depression and so on ... plus the subject matter in comedies is only done justice when in a contemporary setting - who can relate to getting VD from not washing your self or dying of colera - i don't even know what it is or how to spell it... lets face Comedies are hard to do, they should stay contemporary and if you want to do a period piece, keep in the generation of parents so go back past the 50's no one cares or relates to - because life was shit back then and is now - but at least today we have relatable subject matter.. there were no fart jokes in 1862
  • DAVIDPD
    HATEFUL EIGHT vs. RIDICULOUS SIX!!! Shame...not really.
  • Milford Civic
    Face it, goofy comedians have their heyday. Adam Sandler's time has come and gone. Time to find another career.

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